DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 20-21 JUNE 2015
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1. CHINA AND AUSTALIA SIGNED FTA:
i. China and Australia have signed free Trade agreement.
ii. The agreement was signed by China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and Australia’s Trade Minister Andrew Robb at Canberra in Australia.
2. INDIA , TANZANIA SIGNED 6 MOUS:
i. India and Tanzania have signed 6 MoUs during the visit of president of Tanzania to India.
ii. The agreement was inked between Prime Minister of India and President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikete.
About Tanzania: Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wildness areas.
Capital – Dodoma
Currency- Tanzanian Shilling
Prime Minister- Mizengo Pinda
3. 350TH FOUNDATION DAY OF SHRI ANANDPUR SAHIB CELEBRATED;
i. Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) celebrated the 350th foundation day of Shri Anandpur Sahib.
ii. Shri Anandpur Sahib, the holy city of Punjab was founded by the 9th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Teg Bahadur in 1665.
iii. Shri Anandpur Sahib is the new name of Chak Nanki.
4. WEATHER ALERT SERVICE ‘NOWCAST’ LAUNCHED:
i. Union Government of India has launched weather alert service, ‘NOWCAST’.
ii. Union Agriculture minister ‘Radha Mohan Singh’ launched the Service.
iii. Radha Mohan Singh also launched Insurance Web-Portals for Farmers.
5. TWO COMMITTEES FOR FACILITATING IMPLEMENTATION OF GST:
i. Union Minister of finance has formed two committees for facilitating implementation of GST.
ii. GST Bill was approved by the Lok Sabha and is pending with Rajya Sabha.
iii. Committees will be headed by Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Ministry of Finance.
Note: Arvind Subramanian is current Chief Economic Advisor.